PES 2018: Features and Improvements

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Earlier this week Konami officially announced that PES 2018 will be hitting shelves on September 2014

This year, Konami have promised that PES 2018 brings the biggest changes the series has seen in a decade stating that no part of the game has been left untouched with new features, modes and an unparalleled gameplay experience.

Central to these are The Super 7, a septet of legendary changes which will form the core of the advancements within the game. We take a look at these below:

Gameplay Masterclass

As one would expect, gameplay in PES 2018 has been further refined from it’s predecessor with the intention of adding more authenticity into the game. Dribbling has been tweaked to give the user more control in possession whilst contextual shielding has been added allowing players to protect the ball from opponents. Simple stick controls will also trigger realistic, subtle movements allowing players more scope to wrong foot defenders.

Ball control has also been worked upon with Real Touch+ with for full body touches meaning players can control the ball with various parts of the body based on the unpredictability of the bal movement.

Elsewhere, a more realistic game pace has been implemented whilst set pieces have been reworked with new systems for freekicks and penalties as well as the option of having the one player kick off which was introduced into football this season.

Presentation Overhaul

The User experience of PES 2018 will be improved on previous iterations with a brand new redesign to the user interface of all menus. Real player images will also be added to the gameplan screen and myClub which will further the broadcast feel of the game.

PES League Integration

PES 2018 will build on the continued success of PES as an esport with further integration. After making it’s debut in the game as a mode in it’s own right, PES League will now feature new modes including myClub, Random Selection Match and Online co-op, speaking of which…

Online Co-Op

Something many of you have campaigned for has been realised – Online Co-op is returning! A new mode will be introduced dedicated to not only 2v2 co-op play, but also 3v3 as well. There’s also support for local guests. This means you can play together with friends or simply play one-off casual matches.

New Modes and Features

A longtime staple of PES… Master League enjoys significant improvement including an improved transfer system and new presentation elements. The mode also further immerses users into the life of a manager with pre-season tournaments and new presentation elements including pre-match interviews and locker room scenes.

Enhanced Visual Reality

Thought PES couldn’t get any better looking? Think again! A Real Capture system recreates the authenticity of football right down to the finer details. The benefits of this include true-to-life stadium lighting for day and night matches, pitch turfs and player tunnels which have been recreated from more than 20,000 elements of genuine data collected at the Camp Nou and Signal Iduna Park Stadiums.

Those on the pitch have also been reworked with players undergoing motion capture to allow a complete rework of the animation system beginning with core movement such as walking, turning and body posture. Player models have also been completely changed with attention being given to kit fitting and short size whilst various players from partner teams have been scanned to include their full body tattoos in the game.

Significant PC Improvements

Here’s another which will please a large part of the PES community. The PC Steam version of PES 2018 will undergo substantial enhancements in graphics and content. This will give it parity compared to it’s PS4 and Xbox One bretheren.

So what do you think? Have the super 7 got you licking your lips in anticipation of PES 2018 or is there anything else you want to see? Let us know on our official Twitter channel or the PES Fan forums.

PES 2018 is released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on September 14. More information about the game can be found here: